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- Aug 5, 2013
Lamela has had a bad, nightmarish injury record while at Spurs. But how does that say anything about his "mentality"? Especially when compared to Ndombele?It’s funny how often those who are so sure of Tanguy’s horrible mentality never question Lamela’s, despite him having a significantly worse injury record than Ndombele through his 7 seasons at our club since 2013. Lamela has only played more Premier League minutes than Ndombele’s 1011 in 3 out of his 7 seasons at the club. He also was a record signing.
Some wil say that Lamela is not good enough, too egoistic, dribbles too much, is a stupid footballer - and others will argue the opposite.
But no-one can blame Lamela for being lazy or for not putting a shift in when played. Both are technically gifted players, but (so far) Ndombele hasn´t shown anything remotely close to Lamela´s work effort on the pitch. Mourinho loves Lamela for his attitude, an example of this just before the break in the season when EL reported himself available for the squad even with injury problems. And over the years the other players in the squad have in numerous interviews and videos from the club when asked who´s the one player who hates to lose/loves to win the most almost always named Lamela.
Lamela has a horrible injury record, but a brilliant mentality.
TN does not have a horrible injury record. But he has had many minor injuries - injuries that just as often comes as a result of poor fitness in such a high performance environemnt as the PL. Apparrently though, Ndombele has a - if not "horrible" - mentality that leaves one think that there is some room for improvement.